The Process of Praise
Children, like adults, want (NEED) to be praised. But how we praise them can have an impact on their mindset. Experts say to instill a “growth mindset” in our children; we should praise the process over the person. That way they recognize the effort it took to get where they are. Praising the person can create a “fixed mindset” making children believe their abilities are innate (which can cause frustration when success doesn’t come easily). So next time, instead of saying, “You’re a good singer,” say, “Good singing!” It just may help them sing even better.